EMI Recurds v Kudhail: CA 1985

An order was sought against the defendasnt and unnamed defendants involved in copyright piracy.
Held: The court was prepared to make an order against the named defendant on his own behalf and as representing all other persons engaged in the activity of which complaint is made. The common link afforded by that activity and the common interest in wishing to remain anonymous is sufficient to justify the order: ‘there was sufficient commercial interaction between counterfeiters to treat them all as a group’.

[1985] FSR 36
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedBloomsbury Publishing Group Ltd and J K Rowling v News Group Newspapers Ltd and others ChD 23-May-2003
The publishers had gone to great lengths to keep advance copies of a forthcoming book in the Harry Potter series secret. They became aware that some had been stolen from the printers and sought injunctions against the defendants and another unnamed . .
CitedBloomsbury Publishing Plc and Another v Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd ChD 7-May-2003
The claimant sought an order to restrict the defendant and other unknown defendants from publishing confidential details of the book it was about to publish from the Harry Potter series.
Held: Whilst: ‘I think it would be preferable for the . .
CitedCameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd SC 20-Feb-2019
The Court was asked in what circumstances is it permissible to sue an unnamed defendant? The respondent was injured when her car collided with another. The care was insured but by a driver giving a false name. The car owner refused to identify him. . .

Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.

Litigation Practice, Intellectual Property

Updated: 10 January 2022; Ref: scu.183363

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